East Glacier Loop Trail

EASY 8 reviews

East Glacier Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October.

3.1 miles 925 feet Loop

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips






wild flowers






The East Glacier Trail is 2.8 miles long. This trail loops out and back from the Trail of Time near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The East Glacier Trail provides excellent views of Mendenhall Glacier from a safe distance. The lower portion of the trail is below the glacier trim-line and vegetation consists of very dense pioneering vegetation such as willow, alder and cottonwood.

3 months ago

Great walk with plenty of steps up.

4 months ago

Did this hike in Aug of '15 on a cruise. It was absolutely breathtaking and I enjoyed every second of it. Definitely want to return to Alaska for more difficult trails :)

6 months ago

8 months ago

A great hike with beautiful scenery. Keep your eyes on the woods and you might find some old mining ruins.

1 year ago

Easy hike with beautiful scenery!

1 year ago

A fun trail with some amazing views of the wilderness and glaciers. I did this hike with a guide associated with an Alaskan cruise. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Such a great way to get outside.

1 year ago

Easy trail popular with the cruise ship folks. It starts at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors center run by the USFS. A very well maintained trail with views of the glacier and Nugget Creek falls.

1 year ago

The trail has a great view of the Mendehall Glacier, on the first left of the trail it takes you to the Nuggets Fall also has an extended path to A-J Fall. Best time to go is early in the morning, wasn't crowded of tourist most people end up going to the Nuggets Fall.